Sep 292014

We are now finalising our plans for the Beach Clean at Rainham Marshes RSPB reserve. We will be carrying out the event in partnership with Thames 21, who will provide all the equipment, including gloves, steel capped wellingtons and litter pickers.   There will also be the opportunity to carry out some litter research for […]

 Posted by on 29 September 2014 at 2:42 pm
Sep 242014
Conyer Creek & Oare Marshes

A lovely day out, even though it rained a little this morning.   At Conyer we saw many swallow gathering on telegraph wires ready to migrate.   Hundreds of house martin were feeding up high above us, chattering away to each other (presumably keeping in contact in their family groups).   Surprisingly, we also found […]

Sep 052014
The battle of Lodge Hill part 7: Medway’s decision means a call to arms

The RSPB has been campaigning to stop a development of 5000 houses on Chattenden Woods and Lodge Hill SSSI. This ex-MOD training ground is home to a nationally important population of nightingales (possibly the most important site in the UK for this iconic and declining species), as well as ancient woodland and rare grassland. Last […]